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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
In limited play due to weather, Pearsall went 1-2 in action at the annual Maverick Classic Baseball Tournament prior to the Spring Break holiday.
The event was modified due to a severe cold front that swept through the area on Friday, March 11.
Pearsall knocked off Somerset in their tournament opener on Thursday evening and then returned to action Saturday, March 12, losing a narrow 5-4 decision to Hondo.
In their tournament finale, Pleasanton broke open a close game and eventually pulled away for a 9-1 victory.
“Overall, the boys showed some bright spots but we are also still trying to figure out our identity offensively,” PHS Head Coach Ray Talamantes said. “If we continue to improve and be just a bit more consistent at the plate, I think we should be on the right path.
“Now that tournament season is over, we can focus on a more consistent week of games and practices in between games.”
At the event, junior Abram Garcia went the distance against Somerset, giving up only one run on six hits while striking out seven.
Sophomore Charlie Martinez had the game winning RBI as he delivered a shot to the shortstop that was bobbled and allowing the winning to run to come in.
Pearsall fell behind 4-0 to Hondo in their second outing but fought back to make it 4-2. The Owls scored late to pull away for the narrow win.
Sophomore Pitcher Jacob Dominguez held his own through five innings but Pleasanton was able to take advantage of a pitching change in the sixth to pull away for the 9-1 win.
“I would like to thank all the teams that participated in this year’s Classic, and to all the workers (gate, concession stand, field maintenance) that helped make the tournament run smoothly,” Talamantes said.
Prior to the tournament, Pearsall took on the San Antonio McCollum Cowboys in a non-district tilt.
Senior Joseph Telles went five and a third innings, allowing four hits and striking out six Cowboys in a 2-0 Pearsall win.
The Mavericks then topped Somerset for the second time in a week as they upended the Bulldogs 7-4 on Monday, March 21.
In their final game during Spring Break, Pearsall crushed Bandera 25-5.
The Mavericks improved to 7-6-1 for the season and returned to action Tuesday afternoon for a non-district contest against San Antonio Lutheran High School of San Antonio. Pearsall will host Hondo Friday night.